Stay with the Herd!

Currently on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

YOU are the most important part of Marshall. YOU!

Without you, nothing meaningful happens on this campus. We’re glad you’re here, and we’ll support you in every way we can.

One of the simplest and most effective ways that you can ensure your own success as a student is by attending class. The whole point of the Herd Path Program is make sure that students are okay when they begin to miss classes and to support them in any way that we can as a University. Transitioning to college is not always easy – students fall behind in their coursework, get homesick, get heart-broken, get overwhelmed, etc. We’re all human after all. Missing classes is a first sign that a student is having trouble or is ABOUT TO have trouble in school, and we want to do everything we can to ensure your academic success and general well-being. Most of the challenges that students encounter in their first year can be easily overcome with just a little help.

What We’re About
Read on to learn about the goals for and rationale behind Marshall’s newest freshmen retention initiative.

How Faculty Can Help
Click here for instructions on using Banner’s Attendance program and other ways in which to support freshmen attendance.

What We Do
Click here for resources for our Herd Path Partners (but anyone is welcome to look through these materials).

Meet the Herd Path Partners for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:
Sierra Dixon, Hallie McCoy, Katie Musick, Imoné Velez, Maddy Dunlap, Isaac Rainey, Austin Fields, and John McIlwain, accompanied by Residential Learning G.A. Christa Morton.